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Sep 23, 2011 04:22 PM

Would you eat fresh octopus?

I ate this in Korea for curiosity. They chopped it in pieces and served it. I started to panic a little when its tentacles started to crawl onto the table. It kinda stuck to my inside cheek. Must say this particular dish was not very tasty, but loved the novelty of it. Would you eat fresh octopus?

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  1. Yup. Actually eaten it at sushi places. It's called mizutako. Tastes great with a sprinkle of kosher salt. I only wish I had clean sea water ro use as a very light dip.

      1. If I still at octopus I would. But I have problems eating such an highly intelligent animal.

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        1. re: viperlush

          Agree. Can't imagine eating such a highly intelligent animal.

          1. re: DPGood

            If it is so intelligent, what is it doing chopped up on a plate?


            Seriously - I'd try it - but I'll eat anything!

              1. re: linguafood

                I eat pork. I stopped eating octopus because of stories that I read and the amount of enrichment needed to keep them from not getting bored in captivity. I decided that they deserved the respect of not eating them. I know it doesn't make any sense to anyone other than me or the BF who decided to join me in my decision.

                Charlotte's Web just made me think, "cute story, but where is the bacon?"


          2. I've had it at sushi places a number of times and it is quite good. I've eated it cooked many times as well... tasty, especially when my grandma made it.

            1. Of course, I eat it.

              It regularly appears on Spanish menus and, on a my last trip earlier in the month, had it as carpaccio and as the major part of a seafood frito Mallorquin. Delicious both times.